It’s an excellent time to spruce up your home

Property of the week - conservatory EMN-140407-122325001
Property of the week - conservatory EMN-140407-122325001

by Sophie Davidson

As the longer nights start to draw in, now is the time to enhance your living space by adding a beautiful extension onto your home, which can be used all year round.

A conservatory is possibly one of the easiest extensions you can plan – just be sure to ask for permission from the council beforehand and check neighbours are happy for you to go ahead.

It also lets you to take advantage of the autumn and winter sun, when it gets too cold to sit out in the garden.

Indoor plants and seedlings will flourish in a conservatory space and pets will enjoy lounging in the sunshine.

However, money might be a little tight after construction, so why not get crafty and up cycle some second hand furniture or create something by hand, to dress your new space up.

You could craft a new rug, sew some comfy cushion covers or pay a visit to your local charity shop to source some used chairs or a table, to patch up and make your own.

Get creative with distressed paintwork, bright colours and new upholstery and take a look online for some inspiration.

Sites such as homecrafts.co.uk offer some great ideas and easy to follow tutorials.

Taking the time to create the finishing touches for your new living space should leave you with a great sense of satisfaction as you enjoy the last of the autumn sun, sipping a cup of tea and relishing a great view of the garden.